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in cairo but is met with a wall of criticism from the opposition which accuses the u.s. of siding too much with islamist rulers. u.s. soldier bradley manning pleads guilty to leaking secret data to wiki leaks but the prosecution's ready to tell him for life what they say was aiding the enemy. it's bye-bye benedict the pope becomes the first catholic leader to quit in six hundred years leaving behind a church mired in child abuse and corruption scandals. live from our studios in moscow you're watching archie with me and he said now way we have the weekly for you this sunday a look back at the top stories egypt has given the visiting u.s.
secretary of state a fiery reception with a show of public anger against american support for the muslim brotherhood the opposition accuses the ruling islamist of stifling democracy and sees the u.s. role as unwelcome interference in their country's affairs artie's bell true reports . there was a lot of anger from the people here in egypt but we saw with protests outside the foreign ministry of people actually burning pictures of john kerry saying that he was supporting the muslim brotherhood and u.s. interests here in the egypt on a full political level opposition leaders including sabbahi and mohamed el baradei failed to attend the meeting on saturday yesterday six of the eleven opposition figures refused to attend the sabbahi himself who of course is part of the national salvation front the leading opposition coalition here he said that he wouldn't open dialogue with john kerry the u.s.
continues to pursue their interests here and to interfere at a domestic level. for his part apparently did to meet with john kerry we're not sure what was actually discussed. they talked to him on the phone clearly a feeling of anger towards the u.s. secretary of state who was calling for political consensus which many people interpret as backing the muslim brotherhood policies here that has historically been a lot of anger towards the u.s. since the revolution people saw supporting muslim back to form and to dictators switching their leases to the muslim brotherhood and of course pushing forward this very unpopular four point eight billion dollar i.m.f. loan which will see subsidy cuts and tax hikes affecting the poorest of society. as william and all do a political analyst and author of myths lies and oil wars told r.t. that washington is starting to realize it may be supporting the wrong side in egypt . i think there is
a double faced policy in washington the backing of the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt back in one thousand fifty's when the world saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their bag of organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama have the delusion that they could control what's basically of political islamic fascist movement so it's not a movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi is in a life and death struggle because the popular support is not there for this this who and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on its support for morsi for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think that's one of the reasons for the change between hillary clinton and john kerry to bring in a new cast of people and see what what kind of options there are in egypt as for. italy is paralyzed by a postcode stalemate just when it needs
a reliable government more than ever. the don't eat it can't be paid for the current economics of the italian system we've got some projections on where the coalition chaos could lead the already struggling euro zone that's coming up shortly also. the sequester kicks in taking a chainsaw to america's economy with eighty five billion dollars and potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs to be cut thanks to republican and democrat bickering . after more than a thousand days of waiting u.s. soldier bradley manning got to tell the world why he exposed classified military data to wiki leaks on thursday he confessed to some of the lesser charges against him which carry a twenty year jail sentence but prosecutors are plowing on to get a conviction of aiding the enemy were important and now on manning's reasons for risking everything by going public. guilty but not sorry more than one
thousand days after his arrest u.s. army private bradley manning admitted to being the source behind the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges against him private bradley manning now admits he gave thousands of secret document to the wiki leaks website manning gave his first detailed explanation of why he did it manning said he uploaded troops of u.s. secrets to the wiki leaks website because quote americans have a right to know the true cost of war with the purest form with he had the very sophisticated knowledge fifth of why he had to do it as a duty to spread americans to expose what their government was doing in the name which within the home around the world so all credit to him he's. the former intelligence analyst said he attempted to contact traditional media outlets like the washington post the new york times and politico but failed to get through to
them later deciding to pass the documents on to wiki leaks manning said he engaged in a prolonged internet conversation with the wiki leaks member called cox who he assumes was julian a songe i think it's very clear that the risks of street government secrecy are much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries and the risks wrought by whistleblowers and leaks like this one manning pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy the most serious charge which washington is determined to proof the u.s. government is reportedly planning to call a key witness to testify that osama bin laden actively sought to access material manning passed along to wiki leaks some reports suggest the unknown individual could reportedly be one of the navy seals involved in the about about raid that killed bin laden the fear here i think is that you would be sensationalizing the proceedings and it would it would make it nearly impossible for manning to have. a
fair trial in a just because we now be talking about terrorism terrorism and terrorism will get away from the fact that he is charged with the offense of releasing the information and they don't have to show that terrorists received it this will continue the obama administration has ushered in this era of pursuing whistleblowers and making certain that they are prosecuted and they go out because i'm zealously in a manner that they do not go after other individuals that's been the thing i think is the most particularly striking is you can have private contractors who engage in weapons smuggling like like the blackwater executives or you can have bankers that engage in financial fraud and they are pursued as jealously as whistleblowers following his arrest in may two thousand and ten manning was kept in solitary confinement at a military jail in kuwait then at a marine prison in quantico virginia for the first ten months of his detention
a former army analyst spent twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot windowless cell and was forced to sleep naked without bed sheets treatment that hundreds of legal scholars including president barack obama's former harvard professor claims was cruel and inhumane punishment that may have undermined manning's psychological stability i think he was treated very horrendously and they were very they were very much trying to break him in some jackhammers of horrors and to make it clear to intimidate people around the world who would do the kind of heroic things that bradley manning did to try and he through them from doing that manning himself said he believed the move would only embarrass but not damage to the u.s. and eventually kick start the public debate the results the u.s. was shamed in front page headlines around the world a nervous superpower launched a witch hunt against whistleblowers and wiki leaks became a household name the cost for young private they spend between twenty years and
a lifetime behind bars or in a court in i.r.t. new york. italy is locked in limbo a week after parliamentary elections failed to produce a clear winner parties across the political spectrum are so far refusing any talk of coalitions arguably holding the balance of power is former comedian big retail and he's suggesting that we may leave the euro and return to the lira that raise eyebrows across the eurozone which is consciously wanting how the deadlock will be resolved realize placing is still behind the democrats and a coalition led by disgraced former prime minister silvio berlusconi investment adviser patrick young says italy's euro zone partners have good reason to worry the dog should be to account be paid for under the current economics of the italian system of course we've heard a number of politicians who've spent the whole of the last fifty or sixty years in
frankly all of western europe telling people the government would ultimately be the surge of all of their problems that era is over we're looking at an era of smaller government smaller dept and actually a great deal more power to listen rather than the government activity it really is running into an incredible brick wall of the european union with that if the common keep sustaining the debt they already have then they have fundamental problems and unfortunately when the coalition that's essentially a coalition from hail looking at the negotiations that are noise being put together by the president it's going to be very difficult for italy to sustain itself in the euro zone and if it really is not going to be able to reliable member of your resume then there probably is not going to be a euro zone. the catholic church made his storied history this week as benedict the sixteenth officially resigned to something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and as the church remains leaderless internal divisions and a damaged reputation mean that many are losing faith our geezer explained. it's not
just about selecting a new bishop of rome some say but the very future of the catholic church the catholic church is undergoing a very important crisis it is a crisis at two levels there's a government tries this and it is a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scandals of the but the leaks are far from the splendor of the sistine chapel a closer look at the recent events in the vatican to highlight disillusionment and frustration with the church once all about i distanced myself from the church when i became an adult when i started talking about what had been taught specially after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church i realize that it doesn't represent my spirituality but in dick the sixteenth may have been the first pope with a twitter account but many argue this measure alone was not strong enough in appealing to the masses now this is the age of transparency the age of the people the
churches should be properly. they'd be. considered a sacred she one of the. great assets well everybody now you see that it would be to be. the problem of the media they're really working on lisa's great he went to change many things about the church for people of gabrielli of this inability to face up to and much less to punish those who may be responsible for tainting the image of the church is the deciding factor in abandoning catholicism. there's another scandal with a girl who disappeared in the vatican twenty years ago and they say the man found her remains the italian police are leading the investigation here but instead of helping them the body can use obstructing the invested. and on top of all those cases of pedophilia this is just disgusting the list of controversial events involving catholic priests or vatican officials reads like a tabloid reports of sex abuse pedophilia accusations alleged large scale
corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a field day with the scandals the vatican either stayed silent or rebuffed all accusations but those things may be looking rather grim for the seat of st peter's at a first glance there's still a chance the catholic church can make a comeback. with the church would. be strong we become to reform but in spite of that reality recent revelations have left me wondering if the holy see has been blind the world is rapidly changing and that the catholic church has failed to keep pace sure it has seen a fair number of ups and downs as well as scandal in two thousand year long history but there is opinion that perhaps taking an unpleasant development sweeping it
under the carpet and filling it with people going for secrecy is a tradition better left in the past in rome. r.t. . bad how for the squabbling in washington means hundreds of thousands of american jobs are on the line more on that and other news after a break. there's an old urban legend that says that the u.s. army stopped using circular targets for rifle practice because the soldiers would be hesitant to shoot people on the battlefield the logic is that if you practice shooting something that looks like an enemy soldier you'll be desensitized about killing real enemy soldiers so again the logic is to practice shooting at what you want to kill so you won't hesitate and speaking of not hesitating the law enforcement targets incorporated has created
a special line of paper targets for police called new more hesitation so it's on these targets well maybe mexican drug cartel members or l.a. street gangs nope children and pregnant women yeah law enforcement targets offers a product to desensitize police from hesitating to blow away women carrying the unborn and innocent children and it's even sicker than that i bet law enforcement agencies are probably buying these things up by the thousands but that's just my opinion.
thank you watching the weekly on our t.v. multibillion dollar cuts have kicked off in the united states after the white house failed to find common ground with republicans on how to cut america's massive debt and the measures are likely to cost hundreds of thousands of jobs even as the first snaps are made the blame game grows with both camps desperate to offload responsibility economist richard walsh says the american people should prepare for the worst. publicans and democrats alike are committed to an austerity policy as we do in see it in europe their only disagreement is exactly who gets cut whose
axes get raised and i'm very pessimistic as are most observers in washington that we are about to do what britain italy greece have done with the same dire consequences looming in our future if you cut government spending as we're about to do if you raise taxes on average people which we did on january first with the rise in the payroll tax those are a double whammy two hits on our economy they depress the a common they lose people jobs they make people cut back in their spending with less jobs and less spending government tax revenues go down and that you races whatever benefit you might have imagined would come to the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budget gets worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at a time of economic crisis justice is handed out in bahrain insense the
anti-government movement this week seven protesters three of whom are children were jailed for ten years for the attempted murder of a policeman during a rally last year while at the same time two bahraini policemen were acquitted of suiting a protester dead human rights activists it's a say it's high time the international community spoke out. well of your political conflict between the union the united states of america especially we are holding the fleet and the iran and sell your if your interpretation behind the by any people who are in the middle of this it's like we are about to feel the international community and the international government western governments should assure that even if they were interested in the security of the region if they do not back the human rights of the people of behind if you not suspect the democratic demand of the crowd if you will tomorrow these people might take over and these people might not like that that the united states or other governments did not
support them in one day. take a look at this for some hefty hardware it's a call us gun lovers record breaking revolver it's the largest ever fully working pistol of its kind and got video on that and other stories are you to tattle for your local. mosque has mega money the russian capital has more billionaires than anywhere else in the world we tell you what they're slashing their cash taught at our t. dot com. job as rebels have reportedly seize control of a prison in northern syria and freed hundreds of detainees fighters from the
so-called al nusra front with links to al qaeda are believed to be among the rebels meanwhile this week the u.s. has for the first time publicly committed itself to sending non-lethal aid to amtrak sounds battling the syrian government down laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris says the attempts to beef up the rebels won't bring syria closer to peace. sixty billion dollars should not be sneezed at and while the americans are trying to do is basically to prop up a project that so far has failed if we look back to two thousand and eleven when they to recondition was calling for the overthrow of us that they expected the regime in syria to fall very quickly and that hasn't happened however great the rebels' gains may have been the regime is still fighting back and still shows no signs of collapsing and instead is the opposition which is fractured famously the syrian national council is a rag bag of different interests the opposition is breaking out and there are
plenty of people within the opposition at least according to my sources in the region who are basically just. with the west who expected a lot more money they probably wanted to steal a lot you wish but certainly they have not received all that they have been promised it'll be interesting to see how much of this sixty billion dollars gets through that the only syrian population is suffering very greatly from this opposition from this so-called liberation because this these terrible she groups clearly cannot provide any basic services they are not the state. had the stat is bad for israel they could have deadly consequences america's pro israeli lobbyists are in the boxing tend to discuss some mentoring a friend said i could see them unite if there's a strike on iran both country's leaders are keeping away. plus if the u.s. looks to tighten the screws on iran with yet more sanctions we'll look at what's really behind the pressure coming from capitol hill it's all after a break. well
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here with our t. live from moscow this sunday israel could become the first ever country to be formally designated as the united states major strategic ally the ambitious goal is apparently on the agenda at the annual american israeli public affairs committee gathering that's kicking off in washington known as aipac if the plan becomes legislation it could oblige the u.s. to support israel israel deploy diplomatically and militarily if it strikes iran and it could also exempt israel from any cuts in foreign aid that might result from budget cuts yet surprisingly the conflict with the palestinians is not among the topics which america's most powerful pro israeli lobby will be tackling what's more neither of the country's leaders will be a ten day and that's prompting speculation that the group is losing clout.
we know the u.s. and some noises coming out of washington there is quite a little contingent within the united states that is looking to perhaps get into the batek negotiation with iran and not be talking a brace of players they have in previous years and is really. and the freight israeli lobby is really putting pressure on those politicians in america to take a more israeli line which is a more hardcore like us to do with perhaps an flame war with out of around the big change here that we're looking at is a shift there is a shift away from this kind of like allegiance to israel that is on capitol hill in washington d.c. who are splits appearing because americans are realizing that it's not in their best interest it's not in american interest to follow israel's agenda so therefore aipac. it's not beneficial for aipac to be running the government don't want any
more as for the past thirty years. where can this friendship leave. the apac congress this sunday all. the present time to solve the impasse over iran and iran's nuclear program earlier this week fail to produce any breakthrough six world powers offered to relax some sanctions of tehran scaled back its uranium enrichment but iran which insists its atomic ambitions are purely peaceful refused to deal with a lower and former u.s. political adviser quite as tom thinks the risk of a nuclear iran is being blown out of proportion. the iranian civilization has been around for five thousand years certainly longer than most questions say sions or any western civilizations and they're not suicidal. they know that were they
nuclear weapons they were being obliterated washington is being pushed and being pushed by israel for a long time to effect regime change in iran. and the nuclear program as an excuse to put pressure on iran to try to cause regime change but i'm not saying that a nuclear armed iran would be a good thing but there aren't any countries on a good thing but the crash now behind the pressure on iran and my opinion comes directly from israel desire for regime change in iran and why the united states government to make that happen during some of today's top stories now further deadly clashes in bangor bounce at least twenty people have been killed in violence resulting from the death sentence handed to the country's opposition islamic party leader troops have been deployed to quell the violence which has been ongoing for the past few days the party leader and other members have been
convicted of mouth murder rape and other crimes during the one nine hundred seventy one war of independence with pakistan in which three million people died. a far right rally in the u.k. as seen fifteen arrests after marchers attempted to break through a heavy police cordon nearly seven hundred english defense league supporters paraded through the city of manchester is supported by more than three hundred security officers their protest was aimed against what they called the terrorism threat of islamic fundamentalism the march was met with a counter rally against radical against radical islam. in the we're in the war of words i should say between palestinians and israelis it's proving all but impossible for a local journalist to do their job even when trying to bring bitter rivals together both sides in force reciprocal bans stopping reporters from covering the news they need to others territory armies correspondent paula sleep has a story. november last year israel and gaza are at war and in the middle of it
a gaza journalist reporting in haiti for you to an israeli newspaper it was the last major story sunny as rami would write for the hebrew priests a month later gaza's ruling hamas party banned palestinian journalists from working with israeli media accusing it of being hostile tel aviv refuses to recognize hamas and regards it as a terrorist organization and a magnet for mother i do not understand this decision unfortunately i feel that our struggle will have less meaning if we do not speak to the israeli media and make them hear our message sami feels he's on a personal crusade to help both sides better understand each other when his nine year old daughter was hit by an israeli missile it was his israeli editors who arranged for her to be bought across the border and treated and it was in the newspapers that he published his anger and anguish over israel's bombardment of gaza israeli the how to me and israel is using the media in its war against us in
this war journalists are under attack they want to kill all our words and reports that prove that there were no crimes in gaza is that their father has a half year of the attack is coming from both sides of the border israeli journalists today are banned from working on gaza but ironically it's not a must but tel aviv that stops them deeming it too dangerous for them to report from their overhead him oh is among a handful of israeli journalists who'd regularly work in gaza but after his government made it illegal six years ago his station employed gaza based palestinian journalists now because of hamas is ruling even that has become impossible it's very problematic decision of hamas for of lot of other decisions that the hamas made the result is that the only reports leaving gaza but are those hamas sanctions not particularly promising in light of the recent human rights watch report that accuses a muscle harassing assaulting an arbitrarily detaining journalists israel too has come under fire for deliberately targeting. reporters and media affiliated to him
must be doing its last one gaza israel fell twenty places in the two thousand and thirteen world police feeding index due to the actions of its army in the palestinian territories the media blackout does little to shed light on the fate and future of ordinary gazans it also pitch rate stereotypes on both sides of the border that have done nothing but breed mistrust and hatred policy on television. further segregation in the region two with echoes of apartheid in israel where there are plans for palestinian only buses are to dot com tells you what's behind the story. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule today.
the rate that wages are falling in britain it's emerged as one of the fastest in europe surpassed only by three other states but while the government seems on with austerity the opposition's warning that time is short for the u. caves in battle middle class for some as are two sarah firth reports it has all but wrong now. for a large part of her life liz hoggard has been tapping away at building a life for herself as a freelance journalist she's been part of britain's middle class clearing credit cards pay their mortgages on time and they thrived during being but then came the bust and with the decline of opportunities there were for so long a middle class perk i didn't get a contract we knew because budgets were being cut and so all those little things you have in place you always live slightly on credit you know you go into interest in anticipation get paid quite soon that got much to low incomes coupled with high
living costs staking fears of a shrinking little in britain is backed up in a report by the resolution foundation think tank it looked into what the future holds the ten million adults in the low to middle income households forecast another decade of hardship well unfortunately it's a bit of a grim prospect prices have risen faster than earnings for quite some time now and what that means is that people. simmer about perhaps a little more but they can't buy as much with it a stark example of this is housing a couple of decades ago you've had to save for a couple of years maybe three or four years to get a deposit on a house if you're a low to middle income first time buyer at the moment you're looking at about twenty two years so middle class trimmings like foreign holidays meals out in home improvements are on hold for the time being as liz has found out she's having to
sell off possessions to pay for essential is like dental treatment there's a fear packing up the quotes. so it's quite emotional at times and you have a rush of memory and then you think for ten years and probably if there's something really important i can find online that has revolutionized it but i also think. these books are. my face meant in a way it's really inching exhibition catalogues that i bought back in for not very much money just just a normal price and then of course they've become rare as the years go by so in some ways my stocks and shares been sitting on my shelves which i hadn't known about when you look online and i was something that was confronting so there is a sense of well at least i can pay for my newspaper also treating that. you know you have to not be a snob itself economic times it can be hard to keep up appearances it's why schemes
like the one run by the store here in the that's a proving so popular bring along a designer clothes need to fix things at the credit which could be in the store. but it was a bit of a first actually i think we're the first person to actually combine the dress exchange element with the charity. and introducing the exchange about your system rather than buying stock in. that's the kind of give and take element as more and more families look for ways to make their money go further the government's being warned that without shared growth britain risks becoming a country of two halves the rich getting richer and the middle classes increasingly losing out meanwhile lives in a generation like a facing up to the reality that the britain's middle class is the next chapter is looking pretty bleak. r.t.
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have a lot less h.i.v. a lot less human suffering. and i would really be in politician former high ranking official with a cut off a garment and also the former leader of the libyan revolutionary council in two thousand and eleven it's great to have you again with r.t. sir. back to libya has made progress after the revolution and problem into elections were held your party won by your party the national forces alliance but then the constitution you have house to be drafted and country remains still much under control of the revolutionary groups and militias who you tell us who holds real power right now in libya. well. power in the in the theoretical and fishes
since trysts with the with the loosely to buddy in with the government you know but realistically speaking who holds power of who holds guns you know so in a sense so there is. this because to me between the poet. and official podium hopefully you know with the with the progress that we are doing right now with those developments that some sort of compatibility between the two come be complete struck you know libya is probably the only example of the arab spring country that was able to pick up its economy after the revolution if you look at the other countries that underwent the arab spring. we get the sense that instead of prosperity they got rather in security why. well first of all libya did not pick up its economy it's kind of a did not pick up only the oil production was there is you know. it's a pity you know because the. foreign countries you know. rushed into libya
immediately you know to start pumping oil again because it's connected to their way of life to their economies you know while the rest of the projects all over the country are still intact they're still as they were left in the seventeenth of february you know so. if it was not for this drop of oil it libya would be in the same situation like egypt and tunisia today you know so it's always not the libyan economy in general i think libya because of this oil was the subject. of being target by too many countries because this. is needed no police for libya maybe you know to finance some other projects in the region you know. taking a look. at me today or the. decision and. the situation which american budgeting is in today you know i think libya.
we use it or at least is being seen as an alternative to you know to finance convince eight for the lack of assistance that might be coming from europe from the united states that's why libya. is a strategic target for too many too many players and in the region and worldwide many libyans that i've been spoken to and most of them are people who never liked qaddafi because there are very educated they studied abroad but they tell tell me that one thing that could not not be denied is that during khadafi there was seen a sense of security and stability in libya and this is something they were lacking greatly right now how much time they think it will take for libyans to feel secure and first ability when you see the post conflict periods are always difficult one it's not on the.